Scream Factory Manufactures April Scares



Following its December 27 release of The House That Screamed (1970), Scream Factory has slowed down a bit with the classic horror releases.  However, beginning at the end of March and through April, it makes up for lost time!  Here are the titles for which you should start budgeting now:

What’s the Matter with Helen? (1971)  Starring Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters, this “psyco-biddy” or “hagsploitation” feature was written by Henry Farrell (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?) and directed by Curtis Harrington (Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?).  These guys obviously know the sub-genre. (March 28)

Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)  Starring Anitra Ford and Victoria Vetri, the tagline says it all, “Ordinary housewives turn into ravishing creatures.  They’ll love the very life out of your body!” (April 4)

The Vampire (1957)  Originally released on a double-bill with The Monster That Challenged the World, it follows 1956’s The Werewolf.  Both movies offered sci-fi versions of traditionally supernatural creatures.  (April 11)

I Bury the Living (1958)  This early effort from Albert Band sounds like it could be an episode of The Twilight Zone: “Cemetery director Robert Kraft (Richard Boone) discovers that by arbitrarily changing the status of plots from empty to occupied on the planogram causes the death of the plots’ owners.” (April 25)

Screaming Skull (1958)  You just don’t get gimmicks like this anymore!  AIP advertised, “FREE!!  We guarantee to bury you without charge if you die of fright during Screaming Skull.”  I wonder if it’s still being honored today?  (April 25)

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